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Coevolution

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noun

Two or more species having a close ecological relationship evolve together such that one species adapt to the changes of the other, thereby affecting each other's evolution.


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For instance, at microscopic level, the genes of interdependent species are found to evolve together. At macroscopic level, the traits of interdependent species co-vary over time. For example is the coevolution of insects and flowers they pollinate or the coevolution between predators and their prey.


Word origin: co-, together + evolution.


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Flaws of Life in a Tube

... about evolution. Its just that I think it is not possible. We both know of the primordial slosh, divergent evolution, life in a tube, speciation, coevolution, genetic drift, mutations as the evolutionary engine, evolutionary time scale, geographical isolation, divergent evolution, punctuated equilibrium, ...

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by Tomn
Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:43 pm
 
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Topic: Flaws of Life in a Tube
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... of a positive mutation does not increase the more mutations occur in a population, and it does not increase with time. The problem with coevolution is that a mutation in one species does not provoke a genetic mistake, which must be beneficial, in another species, especially because genetics ...

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by JackBean
Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:57 am
 
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Topic: The Implausible Engines of Evolution
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The Implausible Engines of Evolution

... of a positive mutation does not increase the more mutations occur in a population, and it does not increase with time. The problem with coevolution is that a mutation in one species does not provoke a genetic mistake, which must be beneficial, in another species, especially because genetics ...

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by Tomn
Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:27 pm
 
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The Implausible Engines of Evolution

... be removed from the gene pool of become very rare in the course of time. 3) I do not think I quite understood your question here. However, in coevolution the same rules apply as in "normal" evolution: random mutations give traits, good or bad or neutral, to their carriers. If there ...

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by biohazard
Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:36 am
 
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The Implausible Engines of Evolution

... prevents differential reproductivity and keeps the population of favorable genes (ff) proportional to the population to other genes (Ff and FF). 3)Coevolution The book states that this is competition between 2 species, thus causing the two to adapt to each other and strengthen each other's genes. ...

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by Tomn
Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:31 pm
 
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